Friday, November 12, 2010

Hearty Paleo Beef Stew

In came the cold weather and my need for a warm, hearty meal. I love beef stew and figured it would be pretty easy to make a Paleo version. I decided to make it in the crock pot and let it simmer overnight and it was delicious! I hope you enjoy!

Hearty Paleo Beef Stew


2 lbs stewing beef or roast cut into 1" cubes
1 rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1/2 " cubes
5-6 stalks of celery
1 cup baby carrots, whole
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 head of garlic, peeled (I left the cloves whole, but you could chop if you prefer)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups beef stock/broth (low sodium)
1/2 cup red wine
1 can tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp tarragon
1/2 tbsp thyme
1/2 tbsp black pepper
sea salt to taste
2 cups boiling water


Chop meat and vegetables and place in large Crock Pot.

Boil water and add tomato paste and spices (hold the salt) until well blended. Pour over meat and veggies.

Add in beef broth, wine, bay leaves and garlic.

Pour remaining bottle of wine in two large glasses and consume.

Turn Crock Pot on low and cook 8 hours.

I recommend only using the sea salt on a per serving basis as needed.

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